Razorbacks fall in Georgia

Arkansas coach Jason Watson watches Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2023, during play against Wisconsin in Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.

The eighth-ranked Arkansas volleyball team was swept in a match for the second time this season Wednesday, falling to Georgia 25-22, 25-19, 25-22 at Stegman Coliseum in Athens, Ga.

The Razorbacks, playing the last of five consecutive road matches, were led by Jill Gillen’s 16 kills and 10 digs. It was her 13th double-double of the season. 

Maggie Cartwright led Arkansas hitters in efficiency with a .368 percentage and nine kills. Hannah Hogue had 34 of the Razorbacks’ 36 assists.

The Razorbacks (20-4, 10-2 SEC) were previously swept by then-No. 1 Wisconsin on Aug. 30, but hadn’t been swept by an SEC opponent since Oct. 29, 2022, at Florida.

Georgia improved to 15-8 overall and 6-5 in SEC play.

Arkansas returns home Sunday for a match against Mississippi State starting at 3 p.m.